Social Skills Inventory


Author: Ronald E. Riggio

The Social Skills Inventory (SSI), also known as the Self-Description Inventory, assesses basic social skills that underlie social competence. It evaluates verbal and non-verbal communication skills and identifies strengths and weaknesses. The instrument is useful in individual and couples counseling, management and leadership training, and health psychology.

Clients respond to items using a five-point scale, indicating the extent to which the description of the item applies to them. Scores are reported for each of the scales and a combined score is given to indicate global social intelligence.

Copyright © 1989, 2002 by Ronald Riggio

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    Resource guide for Social Skills training and development based on many years of scientific research and development on human social skills.
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Features of the SSI

Purpose: Assess communication skills as they relate to overall social competence.

Length: 90 items

Average completion time: 30-40 minutes

Target population: 8th grade reading level or higher

Administration: For individual or group administration

Uses of the SSI

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Leadership and management training
  • Health psychology research


Emotional Expressivity

Emotional Sensitivity

Emotional Control

Social Expressivity

Social Sensitivity

Social Control

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